Semper Running Foundation Scholarship Guidelines, Requirements and Info:
The Semper Running Foundation Scholarship is funded by yearly road races that use local sponsors to help cover event expenses. The Semper Running Race will fund two (2) scholarships of $1,000.00. Any additional earrings/contributions will stay in the scholarship fund to grow in value and help fund future events.
The Semper Running Scholarship is a non-renewable scholarship fund for Walworth County High School Seniors who have run on their high schools cross country team and/or track team (long distance, 800 meters or longer) for at least 3 years. They can apply for this scholarship their senior year if they plan to continue their education in any way in the upcoming fall. This is not based on how good one’s academic or athletic achievements are, it is solely based on those who love the sport of long distance running.
Anyone receiving a fully paid tuition through the University Scholarships, Military Academy, Corporate Sponsorships or any other means (academic or athletic) will not qualify for this award. Should the Semper Running Foundation Scholarship be announced and awarded prior to any of the above, the recipient will still be acknowledged and retained in our records, but the financial award will be redistributed to the runner up. Receiving the Semper Running Foundation Scholarship does not keep the applicant from applying for and accepting another other scholarships, loans, grants or aids.
-Must be a senior attending a Walworth County High School
-Must have participated on their high school’s cross country team and/or track team (distance runner, 800 meters or longer) for at least 3 years (COVID update: If you were unable to participate on your schools 2020-2021 cross county or track season due to the conference not running and you have 2 years participation you still qualify.)
-Must be continuing some form of education in the following Fall (must have applied and been accepted)
-Fill out the required General Information, Essay* and teacher/coach** recommendations
*Essay is to include, but not limited to the following: why you love long distance running, why you chose to join the cross country team or track team, or a unique running experience/memory (100 words minimum, 300 words maximum)
**1 recommendation from a high school teacher
**1 recommendation from your cross country coach or track coach or athletic director
Application deadline is April 15, 2023. Winner will be announced on May 6, 2023. The board of Directors for The Semper Running Foundation will review the applicants to determine winner. The identity of each applicant will be withheld from the board to assure complete objectively. Semper Running Foundation will send the recipient a check made out directly to the school the student will be attending.
Bryce Twyning, graduated from Badger High School 2021, attending University of Minnesota- Duluth $1000.00
Augustus Foster, graduated from Big Foot High School 2022, attending University of Stevens Point $1000.00
Drew Davey, graduated from Elkhorn High School 2022, attending University of Whitewater, $1000.00